Dirty Martini DC
Chic, aims to pleaseFirst time here. Excellent tuna ceviche, wonderfully flavorful, as was the bruschetta. Salads were decent but the arugula was not exceptional. The menu looks very interesting. What impressed was the decor (chic and trendy) and the service. We ordered a bottle of Reisling (German) but it was not in stock. So we were given tastes of another. Then offered no less than three other bottles of comparable price. The manager's suggestion was excellent. They were really accomodating. Our server was very helpful, friendly but not intrusive. We will return to try the main selections. There is a covered patio out front. Unfortunately not many people in the restaurant this night. In spite of its unattractive name, it's an attractive find!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGroup had a great timeFood was very good. Think short staffed because the waiter was lagging behind. Took a long time between courses but we were there to dine so was not too big of a deal. Was worth the wait because everyone was happy with their meals, drinks and desserts5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMi loved this placeI was expecting it to be noisier based on the reviews so I was hesitant. It seems the bar scene is upstairs there. we had an incredible meal in a tasteful environment that didn't feel like a "bar". really nice booths, intimate, incredible food. The server was weak, but the food was amazing and more than made up for it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceThe manager greeted us and the staff were polite and friendly. The food was great and I plan to visit again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there. I will definitelyFirst time there. I will definitely go again! A bit pricey, but still good.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSo the name of this restaurantSo the name of this restaurant made us think it would be a dark “pubby” type establishment. We could not have been more wrong. The restaurant is modern, the food and service were great. The liqueur (esp. the Scotch selection) is extensive. The guys in our party ordered full meals and thought hey were great. The girls ordered a large selection of small plates that we shared. It was all wonderful. We highly recommend the Tuna Tartar tostados and the ceviche was fabulous. The boys gave rave reviews for the lamb and the saffron stew.
The location is in the heart of DuPont. The management made a personalized and very friendly stop by every table to check on the food, We’ll be back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here was great, althoughThe food here was great, although not perfect. Ok, the oxtail spring rolls were perfect. I just had food envy when my buddy ordered lamb and I went wrong with mushroom ravioli. I went with a group of friends and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Wine by the glass was a decent selection and at a good price. Also, there were quite a few options for scotch drinkers. The nightclub up on the roof was fun. Not the hottest scene in town, but a really great DJ, cheap drinks, and admission is free if you have dinner in the restaurant. I would recommend this place for a casual night out with a date or for dinner with friends because of the option to go up to the club after your meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent light mealFood was excellent. Service was impeccable. I had tuna ceviche appetizer and salmon on wilted spinach that was cooked perfectly. My husband had the rack of lamb.
Be advised the pricing is rather high for the quantity served. We eat out frequently & I don't like heavy or wasteful plates. This was the opposite. Plates were around $28 and meals were very small - looked more like tapas. My piece of salmon looked like a small half piece. Lamb pieces are normally not large; however these were small and thinly cut. Not a problem Bc we left feeling satisfied, not stuffed. The burger ordered by someone else also looked small for a gourmet burger, though he said it was delicious. The lamb shank was a full size meal.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for watching soccer.Great for watching soccer. The crowd was great for a Tuesday night. Great service.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. Made withFood was excellent. Made with all organic local ingredients! Staff was excellent and service was fast and good served promptly.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back for more!We had dinner here on a Friday evening, and were very pleased. I started with the tuna tartar, which was good, but the sauce was very limey. It overpowered the tuna, but still ok. Then I had the DM Salad which was yummy. My husband had the black and blue burger, which was awesome! I am not a burger person, and I even thought it was great. He thought it was one of the best burgers he has ever had!! The crowd was young, and most people were there for hh! Overall we were pleased, and will go back~3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI went there for a biz dinnerI went there for a biz dinner on a night when a band began to play, which was a mistake on my part. We had a good time, though.
All the food was prepared impeccably.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit toThis was my second visit to Diry Martini, again the food was superb, service professional and friendly, I would highly recommend it. Will try the happy hour on my next visit!11/18/2012 12:00:00 AM